The XFL saved their uniform unveiling to mark the first day of minicamp when players reported. The uniforms, like the team’s names, reflected a deeper meaning than just nice marketable colors.
The Guardians will be wearing a gray uniform on the road and a primarily black uniform on the road. Per the Guardians Social Media, the uniform colors stand for:
Silver – sentries, carved in stone, watching above the metropolis.
Black – the shielded streets standing guard over the city
Red – The Burning ambition of our everyday heroes.
I have also heard some alternate meaning of silver as a reference to the steel that makes up the many large buildings of Manhattan per ABC News in New York. The uniform reveal did not disappoint as it featured likely starting QB Matt McGloin and first drafted WR Deangelo Yancey modeling the home and road uniforms, respectively.
The helmet is a nighttime dark black with the silver, and red Guardian primary logo on either side with the striping reach back and connecting in the center rear of the helmet. The uniforms have a sleek look and were overwhelmingly well-received by most in New York.
In general, the colors are like the NFL’s “color rush” types and are very strong and crisp. Most of the people who did not like the uniforms are those that like the more traditional uniforms that are not so color forward. But, I think it is a good idea for the XFL to put a fresh spin on things and have a very modern look is just another way to distance themselves from the old version of 18 years ago.
The uniforms have been worn in practice by some players, while others only wore athletic clothing and hinted at the uniforms. It does not seem the Guardians have enforced uniformity during their practice sessions to this point. I can’t wait to see them on the field and in action.
You can get your replica jersey now as they go for around $75 on the xfl.shp.com. The actual game type jersey is not yet available, but sources indicate they will cost over $200 when they become available.